Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt

Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1990

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Paul Erik Perlt

Lieutenant Paul Perlt, Petty Officer Matthew Baker, Lieutenant Duane Stenbak, and Lieutenant Craig Lerner were killed in an airplane accident while conducting a drug surveillance operation in the Caribbean.

The Grumman E2C Hawkeye experienced a wing fire and crashed as the pilot attempted to land at U.S. Naval Air Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.

Lieutenant Perlt had served with the United States Coast Guard for five years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Puerto Rico

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Because of you I applied to the Coast Guard Academy and on a whim the Naval Academy. Got into both and ended up wearing navy blue. Met my wife, traveled the world, had two wonderful kids, started a business and became a pilot too... pretty much all because of you.

Not forgotten and never will...

Lt. David Beemer, USN
Woodbury High School Football

December 25, 2018

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